Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles  -     By: E.F. Watling, Philip Vellacott, Shomit Dutta
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Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles

Penguin Books / 2009 / Paperback

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Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs and a selection from Aristotle's Poetics. 352 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.88 X 5.18 (inches)
ISBN: 014143936X
ISBN-13: 9780141439365
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Three masterpieces of classical tragedy

Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs and a selection from Aristotle's Poetics.

Author Bio

Aeschylus (525-456 bc) wrote more than seventy plays, of which seven have survived.

Euripides (c. 484-406 bc) is believed to have written ninety-two dramas, fewer than twenty of which have survived.

Sophocles (496-406 bc) wrote more than one hundred plays for the Athenian theater.

Shomit Dutta was educated at University College Oxford, and King's College London.

Simon Goodhill is a professor of Greek at Cambridge University and a fellow of King's College where he is director of studies in Classics.

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